Loyola Chicago (0-1) Ht. Yr. PPGRPG
FBen Averkamp6-8Jr. 9.05.0
FWalt Gibler6-7Sr. 19.06.0
FChristian Thomas6-5Fr. 0.03.0
GJoe Crisman6-4Fr. 8.03.0
Kansas State (1-0) Ht. Yr. PPGRPG
CJordan Henriquez6-11Jr. 11.09.0
FThomas Gipson6-7Fr. 2.00.0
FRodney McGruder6-4Jr. 18.011.0
GMartavious Irving6-1Jr. 8.05.0
GWill Spradling6-2Jr. 15.02.0
Loyola Chicago: The Ramblers opened their season with a 67-49 loss to Illinois. This will be their final game against an opponent from a BCS conference. The remainder of their schedule is filled with mid-major games. Walt Gibler led Loyola Chicago with 19 points in the opener. The Ramblers played K-State tough in Chicago last year before allowing the game to get away from them late.
Kansas State: The Wildcats will once again be without Jamar Samuels today. The senior forward is serving the final game of a three game suspension. K-State may choose to go with a four-guard look today. The Wildcats were at their best in a narrow season opening win over Charleston Southern when guard Shane Southwell replaced big man Thomas Gipson inside. Gipson will be motivated to play stronger inside today. He grabbed no rebounds in the opener.